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Oct
25

Ohio State Starts Slowly, Finishes Fast in 52-17 Victory

The Buckeyes took some time to get their legs, but once found they finished in a flourish with an impressive 52-17 opening day win over Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Ohio State Starts Slowly, Finishes Fast in 52-17 Victory

All that’s missing is you…The Buckeyes took some time to get their legs, but once found they finished in a flourish with an impressive 52-17 opening day win over Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
22

Ohio State: Mattison Moving from Sideline to Pressbox

The Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator has not coached any other place other than on the field since 1990 with Texas A&M.   He says too many assistants on the sideline can be counterproductive.

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Oct
19

Ohio State Game Day Team Confident in Virus Protocols

Athletic director Gene Smith (below) said he and his staff have worked so hard to get a “clean” field for the players…that he has now switched to “football mode” for season opener against Nebraska on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
14

Who’s No. 2? Hoak, Stroud and Miller backing up Fields

Ohio State quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis has faith that any of the three can step in and do the job in an emergency.  At the moment, Gunnar Hoak would be that man, but the freshmen are highly regarded prospects. Columbus – If Ohio State fans have their wish, graduate transfer Gunnar Hoak and must-have freshmen […]

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Oct
10

Sidney Wins 4th Playoff Victory Ever…

…By Pasting The Pirates. Quarterback Ced Johnson runs and passes the offense up and down the field in accounting for three touchdowns and Curtis Spangler intercepts two passes to push team into second round against Stebbins. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
7

Teague Thinks He’s A Better Player After Achilles Injury….

The Buckeyes’ redshirt sophomore running back did more than rehabilitate the injury that would have wiped out his spring practice.  He says he has come back a quicker and more agile player. Mark Znidar writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
3

Ohio State Football: Day Has Been Wearing Mask at Home

Second-year coach has told his staff that there are dangers of picking up COVID-19 with children being at school or playing sports. He has warned his players that “getting tired” of socially distancing could ruin a season. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
3

New Bremen Greets Playoffs With Victory Over Versailles

Quarterback Mitchell Hays throws for touchdowns of 46, 38 and 6 yards and runs for scores of 66 and 12 yards. New Bremen and Zach Bertke (below, #28) change the order of things in the MAC with a win over Versailles. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
30

Ohio State Football: Olave Still Can’t Forget “The Play”

If the Big Ten did not play this calendar year, junior receiver said he never had plans to leave early for the NFL; The regret and pain of the final play against Clemson is spurring him to get his team over the top. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
27

Coleman’s Running, Stout Defense Power Piqua

Indians earn outright Miami Valley League Miami Division championship with 5th straight victory over Tippecanoe; Hike record to 5-0 with one game remaining in regular season. Mark Znidar writes ‘MVL’ for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
24

Ohio State Athletics Facing $107 Million Budget Deficit

Athletic director Gene Smith says some department employees will take pay cuts and others will be furloughed to help ease the crunch caused by COVID-19.

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Sep
22

Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”

Defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has only four returning players with any kind of experience; and there is no one with the ability of first-round Jeff Okudah on the roster. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
19

Piqua Roughs Up Stebbins…5 Turnovers Aid In 27-0 Win

Indians Everywhere…But an interception in the end zone by defensive back Braiden Strayer (below) kept the Stebbins Indians off the scoreboard Friday, helping the undefeated Piqua Indians to their fourth consecutive win and setting up next weekend’s showdown with Tipp. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
18

Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk

The redshirt junior quarterback in particular was a loud voice in getting the Big Ten to reverse course and allow football teams to play in 2020; Now, the Buckeyes attempt to shake off the “rust” to get ready for season opener.

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Sep
17

Game Is On For Ohio State, But What Will It Look Like…

New president Kristina Johnson, athletic director Gene Smith and coach Ryan Day kept pushing for conference to reconsider football in 2020 and now get their wish; Day says players Wyatt Davis and Shaun Wade should be able to return after declaring for NFL draft. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
12

MAC Thriller…Marion Local Tames Tigers In Overtime

Versailles’ overtime two-point conversion pass falls incomplete, but officials fail to call holding penalty on Flyers defender that would have offered them a second chance to win. Drew Seitz (#28, below) was an actual ‘flyer’ in Marion’s Friday win. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Sep
5

Versailles Defense Too Much For St. John’s in 27-0 Victory

Quarterback Carson Bey runs for touchdowns of 2, 52 and 11 yards and tackle Taran Tyo leads defense by blowing up three third down plays. Tigers’ impressive win sets up showdown next week with Marion Local. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
31

Znidar: Football Players Safer in Locker Room Than on Campus

Here’s a pitch for the Big Ten presidents and commissioner Kevin Warren to take another look at starting eight-game conference-only season in October over the dead of winter…eligibility for College Football Playoffs demands quick decision. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
17

Ohio State Football: Fields Won’t Let 2020 Season Die

The Buckeyes’ junior quarterback began a petition drive to get Big Ten presidents and conference president Kevin Warren to have second thoughts on postponing the season until January, at the earliest. Columbus – The Heisman Trophy statue is of an old-school player stiff-arming a potential tackler on his way to the end zone for more […]

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